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A rewarding milestone

A rewarding milestone

Interviews
A rewarding milestone Renovation & Innovation Key to Mouka's Success Ray Murphy, Managing Director/CEO, Mouka Limited Taking a look at Nigeria at 60, what are your firm's contributions to the Country? Interesting we are talking about Nigeria at 60 because coincidentally we recently marked Mouka's 60th anniversary in November last year with a major celebratory event in Lagos. The Mouka megabrand started from a relatively humble base in northern Nigeria, Kano to be precise. With wide manufacturing and distribution footprint across the nation, Mouka provides stable jobs for over 800 staff. Also, we have been giving back to the environs in which we operate by deploying various CSR initiatives. Most important of all, we have been providing millions of Nigerians with top quality sleep s...
Mindset, Self Confidence & Self esteem a key to building a better Career – Funmilola Kehinde

Mindset, Self Confidence & Self esteem a key to building a better Career – Funmilola Kehinde

Business, Interviews
Funmilola Kehinde, CEO of Careerwithfunmi In recent years, the Unemployment rate in Nigeria has been on the rise, with as many over 21 million Nigerians said to be unemployed.  Data released by  the Nigerian Bureau of statistics indicates Nigeria's unemployment rate as at the second quarter of 2020 is 27.1% while Nigeria's unemployment and underemployment rate (28.6%) is a combined 55.7%. Despite the statistics, Career Consultant Funmi Kehinde believes that young job seekers can still maximize their potential and still land themselves their dream jobs. This drove her to start up her career consulting brand, CareerswithFunmi.  Funmi's goal was to help people to live a better and  more fulfilling life because she realized that people are happier when they have a source of income. As a cer...
Stallion Group – the time-tested conglomerate

Stallion Group – the time-tested conglomerate

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Stallion Group CEO Mr. Anant Badjatya Over 50 years, Stallion has successfully navigated the Nigerian terrain and has become a time-tested conglomerate that has its presence across the Nigerian economy says the GROUP CEO Mr. Anant Badjatya  As a private sector player in the in the Nigerian economy with interest in the growth of Indo-Nigeria relationship and investment, could you speak on the current relationship and the growth trajectory of the two countries? Over 50 years, Stallion has successfully navigated the Nigerian terrain and has become a time-tested conglomerate that has its presence across the Nigerian economy. Our journey started with the commodities business in late 1969 and since then Stallion Group has adopted global best practices practiced by large populous coun...
ADVANTAGE PRESTIGE

ADVANTAGE PRESTIGE

Corporate Stories, Insurance, Interviews
Prestige Assurance Plc “has the advantage” as it is strategically positioned to provide efficient and effective solutions to your risk management issues, using the modern information technology, skillful and professional workforce with the objective of making its esteemed clients feel the positive impact in every sphere of their lives.                         Prestige Assurance Plc, is one of Nigeria's leading general insurance Company with offices nationwide, with about 68 years of undisputable insurance services, and a commitment to create long-term value for its clients and stakeholders through strong business fundamentals, consistent with its mission and guided by a strong vision and excellent core values was es...
Building trust

Building trust

Corporate Stories, Interviews
WTO: Okonjo-Iweala Building Trust from Her Roots In the past few days, I have keenly followed the enthusiasm and the seemingly endless endorsements that have greeted the declaration and candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. From the diplomatic circles, she received the support of Ambassador Emmanuel Obiako, one of the most experienced career diplomats in the Nigerian Foreign Service, to the political support of ex-Australian Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard for the position. While this piece is not necessarily about the endorsements she has received in recent weeks - those won't stop coming - my preoccupation here is to state the whys behind these endorsements which many people may not understand. A few weeks ago, the...
Empathy, Adaptability, Technology key to Company growth – Ifeanyi Nwigwe

Empathy, Adaptability, Technology key to Company growth – Ifeanyi Nwigwe

Corporate Stories, Interviews, Technology & Innovation
Ifeanyi Nwigwe As economies move to mitigate the unprecedented effects of the global Covid19 pandemic, empathy, adaptability and infrastructure are essential to drive recovery and repositioning most companies and businesses owners. This sentiment was shared by Ifeanyi Nwigwe, Assurance Lead, Shelze Consulting. According to Ifeanyi, firms must integrate technology now more than ever as person to person meets must reduce significantly. Sharing his approach he says, " Companies really need to take investment in I.T Infrastructure really seriously, that is what has actually helped us in this period. - "For Companies to get out of this they need to be more innovative, so for-instance before the pandemic my company made major investments in I.T Infrastructure" - It was as if we...
Exclusive Interview With Mr. Stephen Amaechi Chinemelem, MD, Fedan Investment Limited

Exclusive Interview With Mr. Stephen Amaechi Chinemelem, MD, Fedan Investment Limited

Interviews
The telecommunication industry is credited with contributing significantly to nigerias GDP with mobile sales reaching over 500000 annually and telecommunications companies competing in a 170million large market. This industry also birthed another multi-million market driving significant income in the country. This is the mobile accessories market. Fedan investment is a key player in this market with over 25 years of supplying quality mobile accessories needed by the Nigerian populace offering the best service in the industry relative to overall performance in the mobile accessories industry. MD Fedan Investment Ltd. Spoke with Inside Business Africa about the importance of professionalism in the mobile accessory sector to the economy....
Oluwatosin Olaseinde On Financial Literacy – Inside Business Africa

Oluwatosin Olaseinde On Financial Literacy – Inside Business Africa

Interviews
Financial literacy is the most practical way to encourage financial freedom among Nigerians. This is the sentiment shared by Oluwatosin Oseinde, the Managing Director/CEO, Money Africa who spoke on the importance of financial literacy with Inside Business Africa. Oluwatosin Olaseinde, a finance expert has worked with foremost finance focused media outfits and corporations including CNBC Africa, Bloomberg TV, British American Tobacco among others with a career spanning over 10 years across various sub-sectors which include corporate finance, taxation, auditing and accounting, started Money Africa as a financial literacy outfit with the goal of turning the brand into the leading financial literacy platform in Africa. According to her, Financial literacy is critical as it helps people und...
Mr. Chaim Zach: A Uniquely Resourceful Entrepreneur

Mr. Chaim Zach: A Uniquely Resourceful Entrepreneur

Interviews, Profile
Mr. Chaim Zach is an international investor and industrialist. For close to 30 years, he has positively impacted the Nigerian agricultural sector. He has hugely contributed to the growth and development of that aspect of the nation's economy. Chaim Zach is the Founder and Managing Director of Agric International Technology & Trade (Nigeria) Ltd better known by its abbreviation of AGRITED. Founded in 1991, the company's core farming operation is poultry breeding. It produces and distributes millions of broiler and layer day-old chicks to commercial farms throughout Nigeria. Agrited's operations also include the production and supply of premix and feed additives, animal vaccines and medications and also poultry and aquaculture equipment. Agrited offers consultancy services to li...